Watermelon Margaritas by The Parsley Thief

pic1_watermelonmargaritaThe now-closed, Ocean Drive, in SoNo, used to make the most amazing watermelon margaritas in the summertime. Lately, I have been dreaming of one & decided to try to re-create them at home. These margaritas are very similar to the classic ones I make, in that they are real margaritas…and not some sickeningly sweet frozen concoction. If you are looking for something sweet, by all means, add some simple syrup, or superfine sugar to these & it should suit your taste.

Watermelon Margarita

Adapted from the Food Network
Serves 4

Ripe seedless watermelon, cut into 1″ cubes (about 3-4 cups)
2 limes, juiced
4 ounces good quality white tequila
2 ounces orange flavored liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
Ice (2-3 cups)
Watermelon wedges, for garnish

Fill half a blender with the cubed watermelon. Add about 2 cups ice.
Add the tequila, liqueur, and lime juice. Blend until watermelon is pureed & the ice is crushed.
In a serving glass, pour the margarita over ice & garnish with a wedge of watermelon (if desired).
Note: If your watermelon is not particularly sweet you can add some simple syrup, or superfine sugar to the blender.
Click here for the printable recipe.

Begin by filling half your blender with some cubed, ripe watermelon.
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Add in about 2 cups of ice, the juice of 2 limes, 6 ounces of good-quality white tequila & 2 ounces of Grand Marnier, or Cointreau. Blend & serve over ice, with a wedge of watermelon.

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A bit about Katie, The Parsley Thief:

Being a mom of two boys, her blog, The Parsley Thief, focuses on family friendly, made-from-scratch recipes. The Parsley Thief has been named one of “50 Food Blogs You Should Be Reading” by Saveur magazine and was named one of the top 100 Mom Food Blogs by the family website, Babble.

 

 

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